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The plan is to be put before the council’s community and culture committee on Tuesday.
Skate park improvements are a major part of the plan, facilities being described at present as being ‘‘in poor condition and... not great places to skate’’.
In the first year of the plan, the Fairfield skate park is set to be resurfaced, and ramps will be trialled at Marlow Park, in North East Valley and on the Peninsula.
A relocatable pump track will also be trialled at Marlow Park.
Parks in Sawyers Bay, Maori Hill, Calton Hill, Roslyn, Kaikorai, Concord and Musselburgh will have old playground equipment replaced next year.
In the second and third year of the plan, further improvements, including resurfacing of the Mornington and Thomas Burns skate parks, and an upgrade of the Woodhaugh Gardens playground, with new equipment and wet play options, will be undertaken.
Public consultation on the plan included more than 900 completed community play space surveys and direct engagement with more than 1000 local children.
The plan identifies four goals the council will work towards; for playgrounds to have variety, be accessible to all users, allow for nature-based play, and provide space for free play.
The plan notes deficiencies in the current play landscape.
Thirty-seven playgrounds in the city use an identical swing and slide set, and 34 have two or fewer pieces of play equipment.
Present playgrounds are inaccessible to many, only 6% providing equipment for children of different abilities to play together.
Older children are not catered for either, only a quarter of playgrounds having equipment for 10 to 14-year-olds.
Older children favour hanging out and there are no all-weather facilities that allow this.
The council previously requested a feasibility and options report on a destination playground be prepared in time for the next annual plan.